We create opportunity
in Niger.

Image of Souleyman Hamani, Betarmatas Elementary School Director

It’s my second year as School Director and I’ve struggled with community involvement. RAIN’s mentors are a pleasant surprise as most parents in rural areas rarely visit the school or discuss students’ progress.

The after school classes have helped so much. When the official school day ends and RAIN’s program begins, I feel like I can really teach what I need to.”

–Souleyman Hamani, Betarmatas Elementary School Director

We partner with rural and nomadic communities in Niger.

In 2019, We Reached

11,000 Nigeriens
accessed safe water and nutritious food

228 Women
earned their own income

564 Students
attended elementary or middle school

Issoufou Succeeds Against the Odds

Issoufou’s family lives far from school. His village, Tchilizdag, has a struggling elementary school with rapid staff turnover and poor oversight. Many parents are frustrated — they are interested in sending their children to school, but there are few success stories. Even in this environment, Issoufou has succeeded academically. This is truly a testament to Issoufou’s desire to learn because he has also needed to overcome his physical handicaps – he has a hunchback and disabled left foot. …

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